Friday, March 8, 2013

Bob Burden - Flaming Carrot

2012.10.30 Flaming Carrot, posted Atlanta, Ga

While checking out Kickstarter projects I came across Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot Hardback & Digital Comics, which was successfully funded on September 9, 2012. One of the incentives for becoming a backer of the project was a Bob Burden postcard (8.5 x 5.5) with artwork to cheer up whoever it was sent to. The project backer could request any Flaming Carrot character drawn by Burden with a greeting. (I left it up to Burden to chose the character). I am not quite sure how an offer for a reverse home mortgage could cheer me up. Oh, wait there's no qualifying credit requirements!!!

There were several great incentives but I could not walk away from receiving a sketch on a postcard sent through the mails...

The postcard front features the Flaming Carrot cover for The Wild Shall Wild Remain, the project is a re-issue of the previously release stories (4-11) in a signed numbered hard cover edition...

Bob Burden created the Flaming Carrot in 1979, when he appeared in Visions #1 published by the Atlanta Fantasy Fair.  The Flaming Carrot has been published by Aardvark-Vanaheim, Renegade Press, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and has appeared alongside the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Carrot's origin states that having read 5,000 comics in a single sitting to win a bet, this poor man suffered brain damage. He wears a giant carrot mask and is an original member of the Mystery Men...

Burden created Mystery Men and has written for Gumby, Cholly & Flytrap with Arthur Suydam and Robot Comics...

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